“My beloved child, break your heart no longer
Each time you judge yourself you break your own heart
You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your own vitality
The time has come, your time
To live, to celebrate, to see the goodness that you are
Let no one, no thing, no idea or ideal obstruct you
If one comes, even in the name of Truth, forgive it for its unknowing
Do not fight
And breathe into the goodness that you are.”
- Tara Brach, adapted from the teachings of Bapu-ji
Yoga for Self-Acceptance:
Our society tends to view the body in instrumental terms, or as a means to an end. We are focused on how it looks and what it is able to do. This class is premised on the idea that the body is an end in and of itself - that our embodied experience has intrinsic value. The practices we will explore are intended to build a relationship with our bodies that is grounded in acceptance, celebration, and joy. Over the course of five weeks, we will focus on cultivating awareness, experiencing wholeness and learning skillful ways of integrating these qualities in our day-to-day lives.
Dates: Thursdays, starting September 19-October 24
*skipping week of October 10
Times: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Anyang Anyang is ISH Content Manager and Mind-Body Coach. In the role of mind-body coach, he teaches meditation, mind-body medicine, yoga, indigenous healing techniques, Tai Chi, and Qigong to the general public and to niche populations with specific unique considerations. All of his work is deeply informed and sustained by a strong connection to spirit and a personal integral practice. Anyang is a certified 200hr NACYT, and Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader.